Eli Schachet of St. Louis, Missouri died peacefully in his sleep on November 29, 2018 at the age of 86. Eli is survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Schachet, his daughter Deborah Paulsen (husband Steve), son Michael Schachet (wife Jennifer), daughter Linda Greve, and daughter Carol Schachet (wife Anna Holzhauer), seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and his sister-in-law and her husband Elaine and John Spiecker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Anne Schachet.
Born in Denver, CO in 1932, Eli graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder and served several years in the Marine Corps. He had a distinguished career as a mechanical engineer, earning several patents for his instrument designs. He enjoyed computers, movies, cats, and lively conversation. Eli is remembered for his wry wit, ethical humanism and intelligence.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Humane Society of Missouri. Information about a memorial service is unavailable at this time.